John Maddox Prize

The prize is open to nominations for any kind of public activity, including all forms of writing, speaking and public engagement, in any of the following areas: Addressing misleading information about scientific or medical issues, bringing sound evidence to bear in a public or policy debate, helping people to make sense of a complex scientific issue. The winner of the John Maddox Prize receives £3000, and an announcement of the winner is published in Nature. An additional award is also made to someone who in the opinion of the judges is at an early stage of their career.

Eligibility: Researchers in any area of science or engineering, or those who work to address misleading information and bring evidence to the public, are eligible to be nominated.

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Upcoming Deadlines

June 14, 2022June 14, 2022 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: John Maddox Prize Rewards an individual who has promoted sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.